MORTALITY AT A HAWKSBILL TURTLE (ERETMOCHELYS IMBRICATA) REARING CENTER

@inproceedings{Bailey2008MORTALITYAA,
  title={MORTALITY AT A HAWKSBILL TURTLE (ERETMOCHELYS IMBRICATA) REARING CENTER},
  author={Teresina Alexandra Bailey},
  year={2008}
}
Clinical history Mortality for the first month after hatching was 2-3%, but during investigations (second and third months) mortality was 12.5%. The manager reported that intra-specific aggression was causing bite injuries to the necks and cloacal region, which developed into crusty-yellow lesions. Before death turtles became anorexic and showed retarded growth. Health investigations Skin lesion samples from live turtles were submitted for microbiological investigation. The samples yielded… CONTINUE READING

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